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Bethel College shares its story with a number of audiences through the work of the Office of Institutional Communications. They promote Bethel, its people, programs and achievements through:

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Threshers awarded in history and music, English

June 2nd, 2022

Bethel’s highest academic award, the Thresher, goes to one or more graduating seniors – this year to Emma Beachy, Kalona, Iowa, in history and music, and Bethany Powls, Garnett, Kan., in English. Beachy earned praise from Joel Boettger, director of bands, for the way she developed skills in jazz piano, “solid fundamentals of jazz language” and a… Read More

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Professor’s manuscript is finalist for national poetry prize

June 2nd, 2022

Siobhán Scarry, a member of the Bethel English faculty, had her new poetry manuscript selected as a finalist for the Dorset Prize from Tupelo Press. Tupelo is a literary press in North Adams, Mass., founded in 1999 to publish poetry, fiction and nonfiction. The Dorset Prize is a major national competition open to any poetry manuscript written in… Read More

Students at commencement 2022

End-of-year awards recognize achievements in multiple areas

June 1st, 2022

Bethel celebrated student achievements in academics, athletics and research at the end of the 2021-22 school year, both in person and through social media. Athletic awards were presented at the annual Threshpys banquet and celebration, held this year on May 7, while other awards were shared through social media platforms. Two graduating seniors… Read More

Graduates receive applause from faculty after commencement.

Bethel announces graduates, spring academic honors

May 25th, 2022

One hundred seventy-two Bethel College students had spring 2022 grades that earned academic distinction. Students whose semester grade point average is 3.7 or higher are named to the Dean’s List, while those with a GPA of 3.50-3.699 are listed as members of the Honor Roll. DEAN’S LIST Elizabeth Alderfer, Goessel, Kan. Azahrias Ali, St. James,… Read More

Start of Sand Creek Trail at Memorial Grove

Sand Creek Trail Day, bird walk set for first Saturday in June

May 24th, 2022

The annual Walk Sand Creek Trail Day gives special recognition to Bethel College’s popular walking trail, this year on June 4.             It’s part of National Trails Day®, sponsored by American Hiking Society (AHS). Also on June 4 is Kauffman Museum’s first-Saturday bird walk that includes part of the trail. Members of the Sand Creek… Read More

Graduating seniors make the walk around the Green to Mem Hall on May 15 for commencement.

‘The beauty of the earth’ gives speaker words to share

May 17th, 2022

William Eash, D.M.A., drew his inspiration from topics familiar to those who know him – birds, stars, shoulders – when he spoke at the 129th commencement May 15 in Memorial Hall. Before the speaker and awarding of degrees to 81 seniors, Robert Milliman, Ph.D., vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty, presented the Ralph P. Schrag… Read More

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As the first Mennonite college founded in North America, Bethel College celebrates a tradition of progressive Christian liberal arts education, diversity within community, and lifelong learning.